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Cheers

Hello you awesome people!
I are doing fine. Recently, I am busy with three jobs, a very important exam, 6 books and around 8 book reviews…

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Mine!

Tough life? talk about it.
Well, above all, I love it just as it is. Also, I saw this today on Wattpad and couldn’t help but post it here. My books (which seriously could use a lot of editing and proofreading)  are being liked at Wattpad quite a lot.

“The Wound” jumped to rank 7 in chicklit and “Just Bestfriends” came at 23.

Chicklit – #7

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Chicklit – #23

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Others are “Left Behind”, ” W&A” and “The Crush”

Werewolf – #95

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Romance – #224

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Romance – #918

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Hope you guys are doing great!

Reviews to come soon..:)

Nishtha Singh

 
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Posted by on October 4, 2016 in HARLEQUIN

 

Quote of the day

 

“The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places.” – Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

“When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt, Choosing Simplicity

Take him and cut him out in little stars. And he will make the face of heaven so fine – that all the world will be in love with night”…Shakespeare (Romeo & Juliet)

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Posted by on August 23, 2016 in HARLEQUIN

 

Release

Hello friends! Thanks for the 1000 likes on my blog! I love you guys!

Also, the wattpaders who take their time out to come here and comment or follow, you people are awesome.

   

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Oh yeah! I completely fangirl you awesome readers

NEW BOOK

So, here in this particular blog, I want to tell you about this really romantic book named “Bad Boys After Dark: Mick”

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RELEASING JUNE 22ND……..

Bad Boys After Dark: Mick

Indulge your inner vixen…

You asked for naughtier lovers, with the same fierce loyalty as The Bradens – Meet the Bad Boys… Four sinfully sexy, uber alpha brothers, about to fall head over heels for their leading ladies.

Everything’s naughtier after dark…

Amanda Jenner is done being a boring-man magnet and has finally taken control of her love life. As any smart paralegal would, she’s researched the hell out of how to seduce a man. She’s waxed, primped, and ready to put her newfound skills into action—and a masquerade bar crawl is the perfect venue for her solo coming-out party.

Entertainment attorney Mick Bad lives by two hard and fast rules. He never mixes business with pleasure, and he doesn’t do relationships, which makes the anonymity of a masquerade bar crawl the perfect place for a onetime hookup.

Amanda thinks she’s hit the jackpot when she bags a tall, dark, and sinfully delicious masked man—until she discovers the man she’s made out with is her off-limits boss. Mick’s already crossed a line he can never uncross, and one taste of sweet and sexy Amanda has only whet his appetite. When Mick offers to give Amanda a lesson in seduction—no strings, no regrets, and for goodness’ sake, come Monday, no quitting—the tables turn, and Mick’s totally unprepared for the lessons this sweet temptress provides.

The Bad Boys are a series of stand-alone romances that may also be enjoyed as part of the larger Love in Bloom series.

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

Available to pre-order from …

Amazon.com

   Amazon.co.uk

   Barnes and Noble

 

 KOBO

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“If you’re interested in books with super-hot alpha males, ridiculously sexy heroines and need-to-take-a-cold-shower love scenes, this is the series for you!” M. Engel, Book Mama Blog

BAD BOYS AFTER DARK

Mick (now available)

Dylan (releasing Dec 21st pre-order available)

Carson (coming soon)

Brett (coming soon)

More After Dark books available now…

About the author

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance (M/F, M/M, F/F), romantic suspense, thrillers, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the World Literary Café. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success.

Melissa has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Her interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.

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Posted by on June 11, 2016 in HARLEQUIN

 

3rd Week of April

3rd Week of April

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A very busy week, still no update on stories. No books read in the last two days, feeling a little duller than usual but hoping to catch up with the Goodreads challenge soon.

Completed with three courses on coursera (creative writing). Four more assignments left, then the capstone story.

Really excited about it.

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Posted by on April 27, 2016 in HARLEQUIN

 

1st week of April

Not feeling Well

It’s fever

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A day later

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Its chicken pox…:(

Hope you guys are doing great!
🙂

Nishtha Singh

 

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Posted by on April 9, 2016 in HARLEQUIN

 

4th Week of March

4th Week of March

BEST ROMANCE SERIES WORLDWIDE

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Source - Google, the best heroines in the best gowns

The Wallflower Series by Lisa Kleypas

One. Again the Magic

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Blurb

She gave him her innocence…

Lady Aline Marsden was brought up for one reason: to make an advantageous marriage to a member of her own class. Instead, she willingly gave her innocence to John McKenna, a servant on her father’s estate. Their passionate transgression was unforgivable—John was sent away, and Aline was left to live in the countryside…an exile from London society.

…and he took her love.

Now McKenna has made his fortune, and he has returned—more boldly handsome and more mesmerizing than before. His ruthless plan is to take revenge on the woman who shattered his dreams of love. But the magic between them burns as bright as ever. And now he must decide whether to let vengeance take its toll…or risk everything for his first, and only, love. 

My Review – There are some stories which you read but in your mind, you feel like you aren’t just reading it but watching the complete story rolling out. 

This felt like one of those 

I have several reasons to love this story and I will mention the top five:

1. Lisa Kleypas’s writing style. She does it every time , plays with the strings of your heart and makes you believe in the power of love, friendship.
2. The best protagonists, the novel is from two point of views and both the leads have a beautiful heart and kind soul.
3. The rich-girl poor-guy theme, I loved the theme. Wow! The novel was very interesting!
4. The Romeo and Juliet kind of love. You will know why I said that when you start the novel. Also no one dies so no the story isn’t similar to the famous romance drama by Shakespeare in that category.
5. Best siblings!

I give it a 5.1 stars!
Man I love Lisa Kleypas 

Two. Secrets of a summer night

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Blurb –

Four young ladies enter London society with one common goal: they must use their feminine wit and wiles to find a husband. So a daring husband-hunting scheme is born.

Annabelle Peyton, determined to save her family from disaster, decides to use her beauty and wit to tempt a suitable nobleman into making an offer of marriage. But Annabelle’s most intriguing–and persistent–admirer, wealthy, powerful Simon Hunt, has made it clear that while he will introduce her to irresistible pleasure he will not offer marriage. Annabelle is determined to resist his unthinkable proposition . . . but it is impossible in the face of such skillful seduction.

Her friends, looking to help, conspire to entice a more suitable gentleman to offer for Annabelle, for only then will she be safe from Simon–and her own longings. But on one summer night, Annabelle succumbs to Simon’s passionate embrace and tempting kisses . . . and she discovers that love is the most dangerous game of all

 

My Review – Wow Wow Wow!!! Read it last week just to be able to post an honest review and fell in love again with Simon. Where are guys like Simon in real life? Answer. Books. 

The last scene was the best. Annabelle Peyton, the sophisticated girl who seriously makes me want to get inside the book and hug her hard. She is so strong, so caring, so confused but so right. 

The best friends! All of them Eva, Lily, Daisy!

Squeal!!!! I love this author, this book, this series! 

The theme of the book, the narration, the plot, the characters,every bloody thing interests me, makes me feel alive, and most of all develops a demon inside me that wants to read and complete the series again!!!!!

LOVE LOVE LOVE It!

Third. It Happened One Autumn

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Blurb-

Four young ladies enter London society with one necessary goal: they must use their feminine wit and wiles to find a husband. So they band together, and a daring husband-hunting scheme is born.

It happened at the ball

Where beautiful but bold Lillian Bowman quickly learned that her independent American ways weren’t entirely “the thing.” And the most disapproving of all was insufferable, snobbish, and impossible Marcus, Lord Westcliff, London’s most eligible aristocrat.

It happened in the garden…

When Marcus shockingly—and dangerously—swept her into his arms. Lillian was overcome with a consuming passion for a man she didn’t even like. Time stood still; it was as if no one else existed… thank goodness they weren’t caught very nearly in the act!

It happened one autumn…

Marcus was a man in charge of his own emotions, a bedrock of stability. But with Lillian, every touch was exquisite torture, every kiss an enticement for more. Yet how could he consider taking a woman so blatantly unsuitable… as his bride?

My Review –

Lord Westcliffe wasn’t your tall, dark and handsome type. He was the brooding Alpha who despised Lillian, the best badarse no-care-of-the-world heroine I have read!

I want to put all the exclamation marks possible in here!

The most lasciviously sizzling chemistry I have read! Loved the characters, the story, hated Lillian’s parents and Marcus’s Mom and Late Father.

Loved Daisy, Eva, Ana, Sebastian…
Sighing**

Sebastian!

I want to read it again but I have to complete this week’s ‘want to read’!!!

Life is so unfair!

Fourth. Devil in Winter

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Blurb –


Four young ladies enter London society and band together to each find a husband. Has the third “Wallflower” now met her match?

A Devil’s Bargain

Easily the shyest Wallflower, Evangeline Jenner stands to become the wealthiest, once her inheritance comes due. Because she must first escape the clutches of her unscrupulous relatives, Evie has approached the rake Viscount St. Vincent with a most outrageous proposition: marriage!

Sebastian’s reputation is so dangerous that thirty seconds alone with him will ruin any maiden’s good name. Still, this bewitching chit appeared, unchaperoned, on his doorstep to offer her hand. Certainly an aristocrat with a fine eye for beauty could do far worse.

But Evie’s proposal comes with a condition: no lovemaking after their wedding night. She willnever become just another of the dashing libertine’s callously discarded broken hearts—which means Sebastian will simply have to work harder at his seductions… or perhaps surrender his own heart for the very first time in the name of true love.


My Review –
My top favourite book since the past two years!

Sebastian …………………… You Are My Favourite Hero 

Eva………………..You Are My Favorite Heroine ( protagonist)
I am speechless, when I love a book too much then I lose words but I will try.

Lisa Kleypas ………….. Ma’am, if feelings could be expressed in words, I’d give you words, if they were expressed in essays, I’d write those , if they were expressed in novels, I’d give you one. You are the best author who writes best classical/historical and modern romance. Your stories just take us into a different world ( I personally don’t want to come out of that world)

Favourite Quote –

“It’s impossible,” he snapped. 

“Why?” 

“Because I’m Sebastian, Lord St. Vincent. I can’t be celibate. Everyone knows that.” 
― Lisa KleypasDevil in Winter

Fifth. Scandal in spring

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Blurb –

After spending three London seasons searching for a husband, Daisy Bowman’s father has told her in no uncertain terms that she must find a husband. Now. And if Daisy can’t snare an appropriate suitor, she will marry the man he chooses—the ruthless and aloof Matthew Swift.

Daisy is horrified. A Bowman never admits defeat, and she decides to do whatever it takes to marry someone… anyone… other than Matthew. But she doesn’t count on Matthew’s unexpected charm… or the blazing sensuality that soon flares beyond both their control. And Daisy discovers that the man she has always hated just might turn out to be the man of her dreams.

But right at the moment of sweet surrender, a scandalous secret is uncovered… one that could destroy both Matthew and a love more passionate and irresistible than Daisy’s wildest fantasies.

My Review –

The fourth and second last part of the series! 
The most I was excited about was Lillian’s and Daisy’s life, thus , I anticipated a lot and as usual with the other part of this series, this book met my expecations, said hello , crossed them and made me feel terrific!

Loved it! Recommend it to every classical romance lover.

Sixth and last one. A Wallflower Christmas

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Blurb –

The Wallflowers are four young ladies in London who banded together in their wild and wickedly wonderful searches for true love. Now happily married, they join together once again to help one of the world’s most notorious rogues realize that happiness might be right under the mistletoe.…

It’s Christmastime in London and Rafe Bowman has arrived from America for his arranged meeting with Natalie Blandford, the very proper and beautiful daughter of Lady and Lord Blandford. His chiseled good looks and imposing physique are sure to impress the lady in waiting and, if it weren’t for his shocking American ways and wild reputation, her hand would already be guaranteed. Before the courtship can begin, Rafe realizes he must learn the rules of London society. But when four former Wallflowers try their hand at matchmaking, no one knows what will happen. And winning a bride turns out to be more complicated than Rafe Bowman anticipated, especially for a man accustomed to getting anything he wants. However, Christmas works in the most unexpected ways, changing a cynic to a romantic and inspiring passion in the most timid of hearts. 

A Wallflower Christmas takes a trip to Victorian London, under the mistletoe, and on a journey of the heart. With her trademark charm, sensuality, and unforgettable characters, there’s no one like Lisa Kleypas to make you believe in the magic of Christmas.

My Review – About this story – I don’t think I will ever put a book by Kleypas under less than 5 star. This was a five starer too. Well actually, a 5.1 starer. The story is about Rafe Bowman who has come from America to meet Natalie Blandford but is instantly taken by Hannah. Rafe is threatened by his father, if he doesn’t marry Natalie, he will be disinherited. The marriage is of course, arranged. 
Rafe though has a different mind, he likes Hannah, her knowledge of things.

“A well-read woman is a dangerous creature”

He still falls in love with her. Oh, how the story progressed. From the outrageous kiss to the ungentlemanly behaviour. As for Hannah Appleton, she us just sooooo nice, sweet and understanding. When she hears about Rafe’s past, she is honestly sympathetic. She knows the meaning of love. 
The book was simply my favourite. I am in love with both Hannah and Rafe.
That’s why I don’t review Lisa Kleypas’s novels, I want to read the book whenever I complete reviewing them just to read that ‘scene’ again. That first kiss, first hug, that lovely argument which lead to a steamy hot kiss,that proposal, that awesome end …..man it has no end, never. 

This book doesn’t complete here, we get to meet Lily, Daisy, Eva, and Annabel AGAIN….

THIS MOMENT —- SIGHING*****

“Standing from the bath, Evie dried herself and donned a velvet robe that buttoned along the front. She heard the door open again. “Back to w-warm the bed?” she asked. 

But the voice that answered wasn’t the maid’s. 

“As a matter of fact … yes.” 

Evie stilled at the sound of the deep, silky murmur. 

“I passed the maid on the stairs and told her she wouldn’t be needed tonight,” he continued. “‘If there’s one thing I do well,’ I told her, ‘it’s warming my wife’s bed.'”

Well, you will totally understand my outburst if you read the wallflower series! 

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Posted by on March 21, 2016 in HARLEQUIN

 

2nd Week of March

2nd Week of March
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Good morning

Hello friends!

It has been a tough month with the Job and “challenges” on #Goodreads.

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I hope you people are fine. Received another three books for “REVIEW” this week. Will read them this week and post a review ASAP.

I will also be continuing with my discussion on (how to promote books) promotions and (when is the draft actually final?) final draft.

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Will continue tomorrow.. 🙂

It is getting rainy plus cold outside.

Nishtha Singh

 
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Posted by on March 12, 2016 in HARLEQUIN

 

20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th feb

20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th feb

Review of Breakup Before Love

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Ratings – 3.5 stars

BLURB —-

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Anoop, a crazy lover, struggling to lead a normal life and slowly moving towards it too, meets Ritu, the girl he loved. On seeing her after three years, he is confused whether she will recognize him or not. Her sudden reappearance drags him into the past. Friendship, love and betrayal had left him blank and completely stranded, but the way she reacts on seeing him gives him a ray of hope. It seems as if nothing had gone wrong between them. They hug each other and burst into tears unmindful of the people around them. Anoop repents for the dreadful mistake he had committed in the past and now wants her back in his life. He requests her for a permanent relationship. But will Ritu come back into his life again? Will she forgive him? And, will their life start over again?

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My Review — The story started with Anoop reminiscing the days with Ritu, missing her and being mysterious as to why he left her in the first place. In the market, where he is recalling some memories, he overhears a voice asking for the price of a particular bag, the voice is Ritu’s. It has been three years but he still remembers her voice as clearly as yesterday.

They meet and we are back in time (years ago)

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The story slowly begins from that point. The love story of Anoop and Ritu is not exactly the best, its fast, cute and heartbreaking. It did not meet my expectations but it also didn’t stop me from reading the complete story.

It is a short story and for a story as short as “breakup before love” it was really well written. The writer narrates the story in a very simple language, you don’t have to fish out your dictionary to search a word, that is a plus point.
The end is something I am not telling so buy the book if you want to know …

Get your copies. Kindly visit below link:

http://tinyurl.com/nm5glag (Amazon.in)

http://tinyurl.com/pvd8sqe (Infibeam.com)

http://tinyurl.com/qgowx4b (Flipkart.com)

I will give it a three.five stars.

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I know I am posting in longer gaps than usual but cope with me, I just started a job, lot of duties to do.

Enjoy life, you just have one to live. Make people happy especially your Mom and Dad, they are the one who care about you no matter what.

Nishtha Singh

 
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Posted by on February 23, 2016 in HARLEQUIN

 

27th January

27th January

Just received a Job Offer today, working on it.

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Feeling great

Completed with a short story which I am going to publish on wattpad. I will post the link as soon as I do that.

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Dance

All’s Well till you are well, remember that. Don’t judge yourself on your marks or your position because the greatest people aren’t called great because of their looks or brain but their heart.

Love yourself. As at last, you are the one who cares about yourself the most.

And of course I LOVE YOU!

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And the books do too.

Nishtha Singh

 
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Posted by on January 27, 2016 in HARLEQUIN

 

26th January

HAPPY REPUBLIC DAY TO ALL INDIANS

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ARC’S

GULABI
   — PANKAJ SUNEJA

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Gulabi

by Pankaj Suneja (Goodreads Author)

 3.09  ·   Rating Details  ·  100 Ratings  ·  80Reviews

Schizophrenia is challenging disorder often characterized by abnormal social behaviour and a significantly altered perception of reality. Its treatment largely depends on medications and psychosocial interventions but no single approach is widely considered effective for all patients. Through this book I offer my readers a glimpse into the multifaceted world of schizophrenia in the form of fictitious storyline revolving around two characters Monty (the psychotic part) and Virginia (the non psychotic part). The boundary between the two is permeable. Monty conjures up ‘Gulabi’, following his abrupt separation from his long time partner, while Virginia, having suffered from a personal loss sets out to follow her lifelong aspiration to travel the world.

There are some books that speak more than the ratings. So if you are in hurry to read a masala novel, you will be disappointed and end up feeling “this is not my taste”.
For those, who are not just seeking emotional journey but keeps their consciousness along, this book is for you.
This book requires that you do not leave your mind away and escape from reality to enter the fiction world. But this book will bring fiction closest to reality. Reality as it as, it can be disturbing, confusing, meaningful and eccentric as well. 

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MY REVIEW —-

 spoiler alert ** I would have given it five stars if only it was lengtheir. The author wrote a short story which described about schizophrenia or psychosis, the first time I came across this word was in my neighborhood. A kid of not more than ten is suffering from psychosis, she talks to herself , confuses over normal stuff, has problems in understanding people and most of the time , she smiles over ordinary things. She is young but looks at life better than us, grinning half the time and is the crux of her family’s life. Monty and Virginia are two different people but both suffering from the same dilemma, a breakup.

Gulabi comes in Monty’s life like a lit candle in darkness. She makes him aware about the real world, how to live it, how to see it. She tells him she is just his projection. She wants Monty to heal from his anger toward the world. She , though not a living person, gives him life, pure air to breathe.

Virginia on the other hand is a completely different case , she has been lied to and used by her ex-boyfriend who is now married with two kids. Virginia loved him , how can she live now?

But she does, by touring the world, finding friends, a certain waitress who also changes her view toward her life. 

A very deep tale of two people, who were same but different , a oxymoron but true nonetheless.

I will ask and motivate the author to write more , make the stories lingering coz honestly I wanted to know more. 

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May peace be upon us!

Nishtha Singh

 
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Posted by on January 26, 2016 in HARLEQUIN